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Vastum: Hole Below

Album Review

Death metallers take a primitive route to the pineal gland

Unlike most of their crepuscular contemporaries, Vastum’s death metal principles revolve around writing riffs that’ll pound your skull to soot instead of primarily focusing on summoning an aura of iniquity.

Interestingly, by simply crafting some of the most atavistic death metal around, where flashy technique is eschewed for Bolt Thrower-esque brute force, the Bay Area band still manages to invoke an atmosphere akin to a sulphuric bellow from the abyss.

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